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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,231 People

    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    The darkness finally took control of my life.

    .. again. I was afraid that this would happen, and it finally happened again, but this time was even worse than in the past, this time I was completely swallowed by the darkness and my pain will never stop, this time I'm sure that my pain will never stop. My pain will stop only...
    HenriqueROG HenriqueROG 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    The worst part is knowing you're a

    disappointment to your parents. 😔
    Hope1198 Hope1198 26-30, F 17 mins ago

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    I don't wanna be me anymore.

    I wish I could go back to when I was a child and had nothing to worry about. I just want to disappear.
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I've noticed that all I do is look

    for anything depressing like music and movies and etc its like my mind wants to be depressed :( if that makes any sense
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So I have been on Pristiq

    for a day or so now. I don't burst into tears all the time now, so that is something. It's too early to say how the pills are going to work out. Apparently it takes two weeks minimum to feel anything from them. I still feel terrible. I still want to kill myself. The loneliness...
    macron macron 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    3 years ago.. I was in a very bad place.

    I was having suicidal thoughts,cutting and I had no one to talk to! So I told my high school counselor everything. And it was vey uncomfortable very weird i felt very exposed! and I don't know why but I feel like I'm back there! i cant let those feelings go! even tho telling him...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    When life passes you by cause you have no

    motivation to do anything. :(
    Hope1198 Hope1198 26-30, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    i feel so insignificant

    and weak at the moment, nothing i ever do makes a difference. i give her my everything and she takes more, i work unto exhaustion and they dock my pay, i stand by my friends yet stand alone; its as if im not here to others, just something to be used and thrown away. it gets...
    lilhunters lilhunters 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I don't want to be me anymore.

    I wish I could reset my whole life and re-make myself. I trapped myself inside this shell that I can't ever seem to break. I hate watching life go by from the sidelines. I hate being weak. I want to take control of my own life for once. I want to smash this shell from the...
    Decade91 Decade91 22-25, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I think twice before taking decision in my life.

    But wheel of fortune doesn't favour me.
    bon14ever bon14ever 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I fear the end is near.

    the blackness closes in and my walls are crumbling under the weight of my demons. the sun has set, i fear it will rise no more.
    Greyeyess Greyeyess 18-21 13 mins ago

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    i honestly don't know what happened to me today.

    i was sitting on my bed listening to music and thinking like usual, and all of a sudden i burst out in tears. i was crying for like twenty minutes before i stopped, because my mom came into my room. i burred my face in my pillow and acted like i was tired, because i know she...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm scared to get close,

    and I hate being alone. I long for that feeling; to not feel at all. The higher I get, the lower I sink. I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Hope1198 Hope1198 26-30, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm a fat sack of ****

    who won't amount to anything. I don't deserve my girlfriend, and she's the reason i'm even alive right now.
    Futuresdiary Futuresdiary 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I wish I could feel some other emotion other

    then pain and sadness. I just want to feel happy for once. Is that too much to ask?
    broken203 broken203 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I have a new (not yet healed) scar

    that runs from mid thigh to just above my hip that required stitches. Which I did myself, because that definitely would've gotten me locked up in a psych ward. I'm in my high school's med program, so I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna die, but I did pop the stitches a few times early...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    All I want is happiness

    but why do I suffer and struggle so much to find it? Is there even any out there for me? I hope Listening to Last Resort by Papa Roach right now and I feel like I'm the one who wrote it
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    Thatnobody123 Thatnobody123 16-17, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I would really like to clear something up here.

    If you are visiting this page and do not suffer from depression, please understand that depression is a mental illness. It is messed up wiring in the brain that causes people to be sad. Do not ask people what they are depressed about, there is no answer to that question. Do not...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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